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23 07, 2021

Max Rafferty Interview – Talking Architecture & Design

By |2021-07-23T01:15:21+10:00July 23rd, 2021|News|

Talking Architecture & Design host Branko Miletic interviews Max Rafferty on the secrets behind ensuring the success of our waterproofing standards. Max elaborates on the issues which are affecting the waterproofing of buildings and why our waterproofing standards need to be implemented. Max has 20 years’ experience within the construction industry and is currently Master [...]

19 07, 2021

Apartment Defect Horror Leaves Owner with Health Issues

By |2021-07-19T07:50:46+10:00July 19th, 2021|News|

What has water proofing got to do with adult asthma? In this article, home owner Zoe Foster discovered black mould not just under her carpet but in the lining of your nostrils after water proofing failures in her new apartment. Waterproofing impacts more than just structures but also human health. Read the full article here. [...]

9 07, 2021

Wet Film Thickness Gauges – Don’t Be Without One

By |2021-07-09T02:48:06+10:00July 9th, 2021|News|

The importance of this pocket sized item cannot be underestimated! In this article, AIW President, Paul Evans encourages the use of a wet film thickness gauge as part of an inspection test plan because it can mean the difference between a job well done or a costly do-over at your expense. Wet Film Thickness Gauges [...]

5 07, 2021

Imperial Tower – Commissioner Chandler Cites Waterproofing Problems

By |2021-07-05T00:30:12+10:00July 5th, 2021|News|

NSW Commissioner Chandler cited serious waterproofing issues along with a raft of other defects to the Imperial Tower. Rectification works, including waterproofing, the load-bearing component of the building, fire safety system and drainage need to be addressed urgently before the strata plan can be registered and would-be residents can move in. To read the ABC [...]

25 06, 2021

The Discussion on Waterproof Training

By |2021-07-05T00:13:26+10:00June 25th, 2021|Uncategorised|

In this radio interview, Andrew Golle of Building connection fame, pulls no punches about the state of waterproofing training in Australia - Listen to the interview here. It is just not good enough. Waterproofing accounts for 80% of construction failures yet training for this critical skill is sorely lacking and qualified trainers are few and [...]

11 06, 2021

Productivity Bootcamp – Government Assistance for Tradies

By |2021-06-25T04:04:19+10:00June 11th, 2021|News|

This is the Government assisted training for young people looking at entering a trade. Productivity Bootcamp is a comprehensive, 8-week program designed to develop a range of practical skills to get young people job-ready. Using purpose-built training sites that provide 100% practical learning in a controlled environment, these sites are supervised by experienced trade professionals [...]

30 10, 2020

Down the Plughole

By |2020-10-30T03:38:12+11:00October 30th, 2020|News|

Down the Plughole (Open as PDF and rotate view for easy reading.) This article by The Sunday Telegraph relates to the following important waterproofing topics - remedial work certification building commissioner deflects standards waterproofing best practice litigation.

17 09, 2020

Notice of AGM – Tuesday, 10 November 2020

By |2020-09-21T01:13:11+10:00September 17th, 2020|News|

 AIW's Annual General Meeting  Save the date - Tuesday, 10 November, 2020   Notice is given of the AIW's Annual General Meeting which will be held on Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 at 5:30PM. Attend online (ZOOM) or in person (if restriction allow) RSVP to info@waterproof.org.au Get involved. Read the Committee's report Make a difference Vote [...]

20 03, 2018

Do we need to vent a membrane roof?

By |2018-09-12T02:48:02+10:00March 20th, 2018|News|

The question has been raised regarding requirements for venting of the roofs on this building. The following points should be noted: 1) It is not the roof membrane which determines whether vents are required or not, but the construction of the roof, the roof space between the outer skin and the inner lining and the [...]

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